Spectacle Director Showcase: Oh Yeah Wow

In celebration of our Spectacle exhibition, we’re interviewing Australian filmmakers who have created some of our country’s most iconic music videos to date.

In the latest installment of our Director Showcase, we caught up with directors Darcy Prendergast, Seamus Spilsbury and Josh Thomas, the imaginative minds behind Melbourne-based collective Oh Yeah Wow.

Here they take us through their creative process and illuminate the cinematic techniques used in music videos for Gotye’s Easy Way Out and Clubfeet’s Everything You Wanted.

Infusing cutting-edge concepts with boundless imagination and a painstaking attention to detail – just check out The Paper Kites’ Young – Oh Yeah Wow have also been called upon by international acts Aloe Blacc, Bombay Bicycle Club and Sola Rosa.

A still from Oh Yeah Wow's music video for Gotye's Easy Way Out.

A still from Oh Yeah Wow’s music video for Gotye’s Easy Way Out.

Stay tuned to hear about the filmmaking experiences of other prominent Australian music video directors. If you missed our previous Spectacle Director Showcase interviews with Paul Goldman and Natasha Pincus, be sure to check them out.

Full versions of the interviews will be made available in the Australian Mediatheque.

Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition is a historic collection of clips, recreated sets, props and costumes that spans the history of music videos. Open from Thursday 26 September – Sunday 23 February.

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